Cargo load factors reach six-year lows: IATA

Cargo markets in the Asia Pacific remained weak during October, but internatonal passenger travel continued up.

Freight markets look set to finish 2015 on a weak note as the slowdown in China and some disappointing global economic indicators push load factors down to six-year lows. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) said the air cargo volumes, measured by freight tonne kilometres (FTK), rose just 0.5 … [Read more...]

Cathay touches down in Wellcamp

Lenn Bayliss Cathay Pacific 747-8 arrival Wellcamp Airport 223 Nov 15-10

Brisbane West Wellcamp has become Australia’s latest international airport with the arrival of a Cathay Pacific Boeing 747-8F. The Cathay freighter, registered B-LJA, touched down a little after 1430 local time on Monday from Sydney and was due to be on the ground for about 90 minutes while cargo such as … [Read more...]